The annexation of Ukrainian territory by Russia will not be recognized by Ghana- Minister

Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, has stated that the Russian Federation’s annexation of Ukrainian territories will not be recognized.

Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, speaking at a special meeting of the United Nations (UN) Security Council on the maintenance of Ukraine’s peace and security in New York City today Thursday 22 September 2022, said Ghana remains committed to its position that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is illegal and unjustified.

“We have expressed several times our principled position against the aggression on Ukraine which we consider to be a disregard for the rules of international law and the principles of the charter (UN Charter).
Ukraine as a sovereign state and a member of this organization (UN) has every right, we believe, and indeed a responsibility to defend its territorial integrity and political independence,” she said.

“Ghana does not, and will not recognize any territory that is unilaterally and forcefully acquired as dismembered from a sovereign entity,” Miss Botchwey added.

She called on the Russian Federation, to “immediately and unconditionally cease its operations, withdraw its troops from the internationally recognized borders of Ukraine”, and respect its western neighbour’s “sovereignty and political independence.”

“The need for a credible pathway for a genuine diplomatic process is urgent. The barrel of the gun does not provide such a pathway. It only leads to needless loss of lives and destruction on both sides. Indeed, the cost of the war has been high, not only for the parties, but also for the rest of the world,” the Minister said.


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